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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office identifies man killed in Hwy 101 crash at Nojoqui Summit

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Posted at 8:06 AM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 13:40:06-04

UPDATE (10:45 a.m. Tuesday): The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in the crash as 80-year-old Michael Channing Peake of Santa Barbara.


UPDATE (12:19 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol says one person was killed in the crash on Highway 101 at the Nojoqui Summit on Monday morning.

According to the CHP, a driver headed southbound crossed into oncoming traffic and into the path of a northbound vehicle.

The driver traveling northbound, an 80-year-old man from Santa Barbara, was killed when the two vehicles collided.

CHP says the other driver did not claim to have any injuries.

Officers do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Buellton Area CHP Office at (805) 688-5551.

UPDATE (8:59 a.m.) – Santa Barbara County Fire says one person was injured in the crash involving two vehicles. Minor extrication was required. CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.

(8:06 a.m.) - Emergency crews were called to the scene of a reported head-on crash on Highway 101 at the Nojoqui Summit Monday morning.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes.

Initial reports into the California Highway Patrol were that two trucks collided head-on and other vehicles may have been involved.

Two northbound lanes were closed and heavy traffic was reported in the area.

No word on the extent of any injuries.

This story is developing and will be updated as information becomes available.